Charcoal Harp Dresser

Heidi from Lily Field Furniture used Rocky Mountain and Clear Coat to turn this harp dresser into a moody grey masterpiece!

Harp Dressers are one of my favorite styles to refinish! They just look so gorgeous when painted. It’s rare to find these dressers with all of the original hardware intact but this one had everything! My client has had this piece for awhile and wanted it painted to match a recent nightstand makeover we did using Rocky Mountain.

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After removing all of the hardware and keyholes I lightly sanded down the entire dresser. This step just knocks down any glossy surfaces and allows the paint to adhere completely. After running over the piece with a shop vac I cleaned thoroughly with a degreaser. With a dresser this age you’ll want to make sure you remove any old polishes or oils that could prevent an even finish of paint.

As I mentioned, we chose Rocky Mountain for the finish color. It is the most gorgeous charcoal/moody grey color. Rocky Mountain was the perfect choice for this dresser!

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After applying the paint and allowing it to dry I lightly sanded down areas that would naturally show distressing. The dark wood showing through gives such a gorgeous effect.

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To finish and protect the dresser I used one of my favorite new products, Country Chic Paint Clear Coat. The Clear coat gives a beautiful shine that’s not too glossy and also adds a great level of protection to your piece.

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Heidi {Lily Field Furniture}

Hello! My name is Heidi and I am the face behind Lily Field Furniture. I spend my days being a wife and mom and my late nights in the garage painting away! I absolutely love the job that I have and have so much fun with the process of thrifting and then refinishing furniture in a creative way. It’s so rewarding to see the amazing transformation that just a little paint can make!

Make sure to follow Heidi on her blog Lily Field Furniture, as well as on Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram!

4 thoughts on “Charcoal Harp Dresser

  1. I love this stuff! My cousin does projects like this and posts photos to facebook. I always want to try them but I’m never thinking about it when I’m in the thrift store. I love how this and her project turn out though.

    1. Hi Zulma,
      We generally recommend applying Clear Coat with a foam brush, but some of our customers have had success using it in a sprayer!

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